In this episode of Video tips and trick Mark discuss how to build home made barn door for a work light. They can be used for lighting your green screen chromakey (green screen or blue screen) backdrop or lighting your subject for a film or video. Its another fun build on Mark Apsolon's video tips and tricks.

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Great light Mod Mark. A little crude but thats the world of video/photography on a budget.. Keep up the great work.<br />
Rather than actually going to all the work, time and cost of building barndoors for a work light, you could just use some black wrap (also called black foil).&nbsp; A 50 ft. roll costs less than $25.&nbsp; It will work just as well as your barndoors, while being lighter, taking only a minute to install and costing less than half as much.&nbsp; Black wrap is also more rigid than the lightweight aluminum you discuss.&nbsp; Another benefit of black wrap is that it is malleable and can be shaped into a greater variety of positions than barndoors.&nbsp; If you aren't overly rough with the black wrap, it is 100% reusable.&nbsp; It can also be completely removed from the light for increased portability.<br /> <br /> You also mention your barndoors will make your lights look more professional.&nbsp; First of all, it's not the tools you use, but the results you get that make you look professional (Academy award-nominated Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC used strings of Christmas lights taped to a pizza box to create a fire effect in &quot;Lust, Caution&quot;).&nbsp; Second, if you're concerned about &quot;looking professional,&quot; if you're using work lights, not even putting barndoors on them will make you look &quot;more professional.&quot;&nbsp; You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.&nbsp; Fortunately, for the image-conscious videomakers out there, black wrap is a professional filmmaking tool and can be found literally on every professional film and TV production.<br />
Nice work Mark, a real class way of giving the worklights a make over.

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